The African Child Book Campaign’s main objective is to promote reading culture among students in rural areas by distributing story books, solar light lanterns and other learning materials to aid their learning needs.
Students from low income, low skills and low education family backgrounds have the likelihood of experiencing serious learning difficulties due to low literacy levels. This is because they face challenges of acquiring literature materials, such as story books, at school and at home. Therefore, they experience low reading and writing aptitude hence always struggle in articulating their thoughts and are limited in imagination and creativity.
Goal of the campaign
The aim of the campaign is to improve students` ability to read, comprehend ideas and write. This will enable students to grasp ideas and articulate their thinking easily. The ability to read and comprehend will also be key for students to excel in other subjects other than English and Kiswahili languages only.
Lastly, the ACBC aims to offer quality education for all no matter the socio-economic status specially to reach the very vulnerable children from low income households.
Monitoring and Evaluation of the ACBC
It will involve the following;
- 3Es Experience will undertake monitoring and evaluation of the campaign on a quarterly basis.
- Teachers will undergo training on how to guide the students in reading, summarizing of stories read, new words learnt, use of new words in a sentence and ensuring every student reads at least one book every month
- Students will be guided on the reading process and their performance assessed in English and Kiswahili languages.
- Students will undergo a general assessment of their performance on the other subjects other than English and Kiswahili languages.